2007 Amapola Creek Zinfandel - Printable Version

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- Drew - 05-15-2011 12:34 PM

Monte Rosso Vineyard.
A new project by Richard Arrowood and one of my haunts recommended as a very high quality zin.
This past Wednesday was my birthday (60...yikes!) and several weeks ago I purchased a coupled bottles, one to open in celebration. Upon pour very light in color. Ordinary flavors of blackberry, dark cherry,spice and a citrus note on the finish. Not the blockbuster that the reviews across the board would lead you to believe. Served blind I would have thought an ordinary, but pleasent, wine. It didn't seemed closed or flawed, just not the same wine that was reviewed. 16% Alc/vol. $31


- winoweenie - 05-15-2011 02:12 PM

WOW!!!!! 2 icons together (Martinis' Monte Rosso and Dick Arrowood) made it all the way to ordinary. Who'd-a-thunk-it???WW

- Thomas - 05-15-2011 04:05 PM

This does sound like a depressing development. Too bad.

By the way, WW, what about this old bird Drew turning 60? These people around here seem to be getting older and older!

- hotwine - 05-15-2011 06:34 PM

Congrats to Drewskie (and condolences).

- winoweenie - 05-16-2011 12:46 AM

Thomasso I'm hip to what you've observed. Think it may be time to take me young buns over to a spot where me progressive thunking will be more appreciated. WW

- TheEngineer - 05-17-2011 10:11 PM

Happy B-day Drew!!